Art and Art History

Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers majors in art history, studio art and digital arts which prepare students for advanced study in their chosen field.


CURRENTLY ON VIEW IN THE CAB GALLERY:

Courtney Johnson: Moons
July 16 – August 30
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 5:30–7 p.m.

Courtney Johnson: Moons

Moons is a series of photographs of real and artificial moons. In addition to photographs of the earth’s moon, photographs were made of temporary sculptures of sand, dirt, flour, dough, papier-mâché, and clay, as well as camera-less digital and analog photographs made with moonlight. The images emphasize photography’s ability to deceive, raising questions about collective memory, belief, and reality. The tension between natural and artificial, along with the logistics of creating detailed images of the moon’s surface, also addresses technological advancements and human impact. Moons, which explores cycles from light to dark, warm to cool, birth to death, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch.

The opening reception is free to attend and open to the public. 



Confluence on September 12

Confluence
Gene A. Felice II & ART 495 Students
Sept. 12th, 2019, 7:30–8:30 pm
The Cameron Art Museum 

On September 12th, the Coaction Lab at UNCW, led by artist and educator Gene A. Felice II, will perform “Confluence” on the exterior of the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. This will be the closing event for the project titled “Ebb & Flow”. Throughout July & August of 2019, Professor Gene Felice's Mobile Coaction Lab (MCL) embarked on its maiden research voyage titled “Ebb & Flow”, traveling from Wilmington, NC to Santa Barbara, CA and all points in between. On each leg of the research trip, the MCL collaborated with a variety of aquatic ecosystems, including oceans, rivers, lakes, watersheds and headwaters. Each day, imagery, sound, data and live water samples were collected and blended into an array of site-specific evening performance, exploring our relationships with water and the life that it supports.

The museum’s surface will be projection mapped with an array of imagery from the Summer research trip, blended with an assortment of local imagery and sound recordings compiled by professor Felice and his students in the Digital Arts program at UNCW. The event will begin at 7:30pm and will be powered for 60 minutes by the solar powered, Mobile Coaction Lab.


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Welcome from the Department Chair

The Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in Studio Art, Digital Arts and Art History. We offer a range of classes and experiences that teach students about the importance of art-making, its implications, its history and its potential. This covers everything from ancient Roman Pottery to 3D printing with infinite tangents. Our curriculum is in a constant state of flux as we respond to what is happening in the world around us. We use lecture and seminar rooms; studio facilities for Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics Painting and Drawing; computer labs for Graphic Design and Digital Arts; and gallery and exhibition spaces to provide the students what they need to generate ideas and create solutions. Read more>